Bailey Hockman of McEachern High was rated as one of the nation's top five quarterbacks for 2017.  
Photo: Joshua L. Jones/Special for AJC
Photo: Joshua L. Jones/Special for AJC

Cobb-born former UGA commit transfers from FSU to NC State

Bailey Hockman’s quest for playing time continues.

The former quarterback at McEachern High School, where his father coaches, announced via Twitter on Monday that he is transferring to N.C. State.

He was set to play behind Jacob Eason in Athens after committing to UGA in the summer of 2015. But then coach Kirby Smart came to town, and Smart favored Jake Fromm after courting him from Alabama. So, Hockman de-committed during the winter of 2015.

McEachern quarterback Bailey Hockman (1) warms up before their game against Buford on Sept. 5, 2014. (Jason Getz)
Photo: Jason Getz

After taking visits to other schools, he committed to FSU in spring 2016. After redshirting as a freshman, he battled Deondre Francois and James Blackman for the starting spot this summer. Once it was announced that he lost out to Francois just before the start of the season, Hockman said he was leaving Tallahassee.

According to the Raleigh News & Observer, Hockman is currently enrolled in Hutchinson Community College in Kansas. He is expected to enroll at N.C. State in January.

He joins a Wolfpack team that went 9-4 last season, capped off by a win over Arizona State at the Sun Bowl.

Hockman will be eligible to play for the Wolfpack for the 2019 season.

If he earns the starting spot in Raleigh, Hockman might have to play his former Seminoles, now ACC foes.


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